A "cookie" is a small amount of data that is sent to your web browser from a web site and stored on your computer. Any website can send its own cookie, if and only if your web browser's preferences allow it. Cookies can only be accesses by the site that created them, not by other sites, this protects your privacy.

You can setup your browser to accept cookies, reject cookies, or notify you when a cookie is created. Check your browser's Help menu to learn how to configure your particular browser. uses cookies for only two things. It uses them to store the Nickname (and your email address if you provide it) so you don't have to type it over and over again when posting to the message board or signing in to the chat room.